Saturday, March 12, 7:00 p.m. Allstate Arena
Chicago looks to make the most of its final 16 games as the regular season hits the homestretch. A Calder Cup playoff berth is still on the line for the Wolves, who need to: 1.) overtake fifth-place Charlotte in the Central Division standings, and 2.) post a better win percentage than the Pacific Division’s San Jose Barracuda in order to earn the Western Conference “crossover” spot.
The Amtrak Rivalry continues tonight as Milwaukee visits Allstate Arena for the second time in a week. In fact, Chicago and Milwaukee are squaring off for the fifth time in 16 days. Milwaukee swept a home-and-home series last weekend, posting a 1-0 overtime win at the Bradley Center on March 5, followed by a 5-2 triumph at Allstate Arena on March 6.
The Wolves are winless in five games (0-2-2-1), but have earned points in 3 of those contests and have the good fortune of playing 10 of their last 16 games at home.
By The Numbers
17.0: The Wolves averaged 17.0 shots on goal during their two-game series at Charlotte, producing their second-and third-lowest shot totals of the season. The Wolves have been outshot in 6 of their last 8 games, averaging 24.6 shots during that span.
20: Home points for TY RATTIE (8G, 12A), who leads the team in that category, just head of captain PAT CANNONE (12G, 7A).
230: Milwaukee represents the most common opponent in Wolves history as the two sides meet for the 230th time tonight.
.944: Winning percentage (8-0-1-0) for home teams in this year’s Amtrak Rivalry series.
Follow The Action
Today’s game begins at 6:00 p.m. and can be seen on WCIU The U Too and streamed on www.ahllive.com. Those away from a TV or computer can follow @Chicago_Wolves or @ChiWolvesLive on Twitter for live in-game play-by-play.